Thermostat needs to be relocated away from warm utility room


I’ve never been so blessed as to have my own washing and drying machine! For the past six years I’ve lived in house buildings which had two janky washers and dryers in the basement, and cost a ton to operate.

I would really spend $5 to do a load of laundry, especially factoring in all the extra drying cycles that were necessary to get my clothes dry most of the time.

Now I’m feeling so blessed to have a real home, with a utility room including a washer and dryer, right in my own arena. I had forgotten, but, how severely warm this device makes the air in the utility room, and that swing in air temperature became relevant pretty soon after moving in. We got settled into the condo and soon realized that it stayed undoubtedly frigid inside. It seemed strange, because the air temperature settings weren’t as low as the ambient air temperature felt. We just chalked it up to having a more powerful A/C device than my friend and I had become accustomed to, and forgot about the drastic chill in the air for the most part. It was only once our daily utility bills started rolling in that my friend and I realized something was wrong; Every month the energy bill was through the roof, and my friend and I had no idea what was sucking up so much power. It wasn’t until two months later that I figured out the problem; our control device was positioned too close to the warm utility room, causing an artificially high air temperature reading and making our central cooling system run overtime!


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